Here’s the full list of our articles on Hong Kong, sorted by Categories:
Where to Go & the Top Things to Do in Hong Kong
- [Big Foot Tour x Hong Kong Tourism Board] New Territories Walking Tours – Get an insider’s perpective of Hong Kong in this small-group walking tour!
- Victoria Peak – Here’s our Step-by-Step Guide on how to get to Victoria Peak. We also show you where to have the best (and free) view from the top.
- Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery – This off-the-beaten-path 10,000 Buddhas Monastery tops our list. So if you have time to visit only one temple in Hong Kong, don’t miss this!
- Cheung Chau – Without a doubt, Cheung Chau is our favourite outlying island of Hong Kong. In fact, we suggest for you to set aside a day trip for this quaint fishing village.
- Hong Kong Markets – Top Tips for Bargaining – From Ladies market, Temple street night market, Stanley market, Jade market to Cat Street market, here are our tips for getting the best price.
- Yuen Po Street Bird Garden – Visit the Yuen Po Street Bird Garden for a cultural experience. If you are lucky, you’ll witness how bird lovers feed live worms, grasshoppers and crickets to their pets.
- Kowloon Walled City – While it is beautiful park today, it used to be known as a lawless zone and one of the darkest place on Earth.
While you are visiting these fantastic tourist attractions, don’t forget to take photos of Hong Kong’s most iconic sights!
Read our Hong Kong Photography Tips
Top Hong Kong Food Experiences
The range of Hong Kong food is astounding, from high-end cuisine in luxurious restaurants to comfort-based traditional street food stalls. Here’s a list of articles on Hong Kong’s dining scene:
- Best Hong Kong Fine Dining Restaurants – From award-winning cuisines, to the most romantic restaurant in Hong Kong, to restaurants with stunning views of Victoria Harbour, we select the best Hong Kong fine dining experience.
- Top Ten Hong Kong Desserts – Mango pomelo sago, traditional red bean soup, shaved ice, and the list goes on. Do you have a sweet tooth? Here are our picks of the best Hong Kong desserts.
- The History of Egg Tarts – These sweet and creamy Hong Kong’s egg tarts pack a whole lot of history into just a couple of bites. They represent a fusion of culture and cuisine that is uniquely Hong Kong.
- Eat like a Local – No muss and no fuss. We suggest for you to head straight to eateries that have conquered the hearts of millions of locals.
- A Hiss-terical Moment with a Snake in Hong Kong – Fancy a bowl of snake soup? Find out more about the medicinal uses of snake in Hong Kong.
- Hong Kong Wet Market – You can’t miss a visit to our traditional Hong Kong Wet Market. Food can’t get any fresher than this!
Top-rated Hong Kong Food Tour
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Here’s a list of our articles on Hong Kong Culture, from sharing fascinating local traditions to capturing the quirks of the city.
Attractions to Visit
- Travel Guide to Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery – Make a trip to this amazing Monastery and learn about Chinese religion (Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism). Did you know that there are 12,800 Buddhas statues in the main hall and each has a different posture?
- Yuen Po Street Bird Garden – In Chinese culture, bird lovers enjoy taking their pets out for a walk!
- Hong Kong Wet Market – When it comes to food, we believe freshness is always king.
- Favourite Chinese New Year Traditions -Without a doubt, Chinese New Year is the perfect time to learn about Chinese culture! From lion dance to Lai Si, it’s time to soak up the atmosphere!
- Mahjong – We know this is the locals’ favourite game. But we weren’t expecting these Mahjong wall-tiles!
- Ethnic Minority – Guest post by Kooky, a Filipino girl who grows up in Hong Kong.
- Never Too Old to Party – Spotted in town – this man is a trooper!
- Villain Hitting – The “witches” of Hong Kong, who help to put curses on people and get rid of your bad luck!
- The Culture of Pushing – The lack of space in Hong Kong means that we have a very diiferent defintiion for “Arm’s length”.
- Umbrella Man – Mr. Ho Hung Hee, the 1994 Guinness World Record holder for making the most expensive umbrella in the world
- Post No Bills – Advertisements in Hong Kong is getting out of hand!
- Hong Kong Signboards – Interesting signboards spotted around Hong Kong
- Dogs’ Statements – Dogs in prams and dogs that love a good protest
A list of articles on Hong Kong’s past. Expect interesting stories and fun facts about:
- Hong Kong Foot – Find out why Athlete’s Foot is also known as Hong Kong Foot!
- Hong Kong 1938 – This video tells good history and brings us back to 1938.
- 1997 Handover – This was an epic moment in Hong Kong’s history. It marked the last day of British rule in Hong Kong.
- Kowloon Walled City – An enclave which neither China nor Britain governed in Hong Kong. Kowloon Walled City became on of the darkest place on earth!
- MTR Station Names – Sharing an insightful video which documents the birth of our MTR stations
- The History of Egg Tarts – These flavoursome pastries owe their existence to both the Portuguese Pastéis de Belém and the British custard tart.
- Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery – History of 10,000 Buddhas Monastery. To demonstrate his faith, Reverend Yuet Kai cut off two of his fingers as well as a piece of flesh from his chest!
- Step-by-Step Guide to Victoria Peak, Hong Kong – The old names of Victoria Peak are Tai Ping Shan (Mountain of Great Peace) and Tse Ki Shan (Mountain of Hoisted Flag).
A list of articles on Hong Kong Politics. These are the issues that matters to many locals and define their identities:
- Birth Tourism in Hong Kong – Pregnant women from Mainland China have been crossing the border to give birth in Hong Kong, so that their children will become Hong Kong residents. Consequently, many Hong Kong people are unhappy at how the Mainland Chinese have swarmed the city and drained its resources.
A list of articles on Hong Kong Economy. Topics include high turnovers and Hong Kong’s rich-poor divide:
- High Turnover – Change isn’t merely a constant in Hong Kong. It represents a steep gradient.
- Helping SoCO – 1.3 million Hong Kong people lives in poverty. At least 170,000 people live in subdivided housing such as caged homes, roof tops or coffin homes.
- SoCO – We Live – SoCO is a non-profit welfare organization in Hong Kong. The exhibition, titled “We Live”, helps public to understand more about the life of grassroots elderly people living in poverty.
A list of articles on Hong Kong Accommodation. Find out where to stay (for tourists) and learn about how locals live in Hong Kong.
- Best Places to Stay in Hong Kong – Our top picks on where to stay in Hong Kong for first-time visitors, family and couples. We will also guide you to the most hip & cool hotel as well as where to stay for nightlife and shopping
- Living in Hong Kong – Learning how to live in a tiny shoe-box apartment in Hong Kong
- Misrepresented Apartments – Harsh reality of crazy property market in Hong Kong
- Settling Down – Shifting and moving flats in Hong Kong
- Hong Kong Coffin Houses – The poor lives in the dirtiest secrets of Hong Kong
Fun facts about Hong Kong’s public transportation system:
- MTR Station Names – Here’s a literal translation of all of our MTR station names by Justin Moe, as well as videos which document the birth of our MTR system.
Our personal recommendations for Hong Kong books which provide meaningful insights into this dynamic city. Discover Hong Kong through the eyes of a local.
- Umbrellas in Bloom (2016)
- No City for Slow Men (2013)
- Hong Kong State of Mind (2010)
“In a good book, the best is between the line” – Swedish Proverbs
Our personal recommendation for Hong Kong Music. Listen to some classic Chinese songs that have warmed our hearts:
- 追 – Leslie Cheung (張國榮)
- 海闊天空 – Beyond
- 叉燒包 – 徐小鳳
A list of our articles on Hong Kong weather. Find out about our little run-ins with typhoons and learn how tropical storms are named!
- Haima – How tropical storms are named and our little run-in with Typhoon Haima
Here’s all you need to know about Big Foot Tour, a top-rated private walking tour operator in Hong Kong.
- Big Foot Tour – We help you to travel like a local through our Hong Kong Walking Tours:
- Main Website – External link to bigfoottour.com
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Reviews, Awards and Accolades:
- The Province
- World Traveller
- RN First Bite, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
- Foodie Magazine
- British Airways’ The Club Magazine
- Tour Review by Travel Writer, Sue Frause
- 2017 Winner – TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence
- 2016 Winner – TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence
- 2015 Winner – TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence
- 2014 Winner – TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence
- 2013 Winner – TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence